ADA North East held a National School Breakfast Week event this week in Annapolis, Md., to kick off March as National Nutrition Month, and to draw attention to the federally-funded school breakfast programs. These programs make it possible for all students to have access to a nutritious breakfast every day – one that includes milk and dairy foods.
Dairy farmer Trisha Knight-Boyce of Chapel’s Country Creamery in Easton, Md., joined Maryland state officials, school administrators and anti-hunger advocates to discuss school breakfast programs in Maryland, and strategies to providing access to the 200,000 students who currently do not partake in school breakfast. Former Baltimore Ravens player Qadry Ismail also participated in the event to support the messaging about starting the day with a healthy breakfast that includes dairy and incorporating daily physical activity.
About American Dairy Association North East
American Dairy Association North East (ADANE) is the local affiliate of the National Dairy Council® and the regional consolidation of three promotion organizations including the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Inc., Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program. Committed to nutrition education and research-based communications, ADANE provides science-based nutrition information to, and in collaboration with, a variety of stakeholders committed to fostering a healthier nation, including health professionals, educators, school nutrition directors, academia, industry, consumers and media. Funded by dairy checkoff dollars from more than 12,000 dairy farm families in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and northern Virginia, ADANE works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™ to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the North East region. For more information, visit americandairy.com